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Here’s a pretty standard USAF Security Police badge with a South Korean Air Force one next to it:

 

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It’s pretty clear that the USAF design  elements have influenced the South Korean version.

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On 1/17/2021 at 7:50 PM, mds308 said:

Thanks for the new posts.  I haven't back in a while but I found this wonderful badge today.  Los Alamitos CA. From what I read they trained pilots there staring in 1942.  The pin catch is WWII period (my opinion).   The badge measures 2 inches tall and 1 3/4 inches wide.  Made by L.A. Stamp & Stationary Company.  One of my new favorites.  IMG_2626.JPG.a6210149537714ba179e8ac844b95f75.JPGIMG_E2627.JPG.0f5aa2a90b31681b83a304e93819337b.JPG 

Los Alamitos Naval Air Station from 1942 - 1973 (now JFTB Los Alamitos) and assigned to Cal Guard. I live about 2 blocks from it...
 

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This is one of these “I’ve got the badge somewhere” things:

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Don’t know why I have the book stored in with the badges, while the badge has apparently gone ‘walkabout’.

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Whoa.  Slow down there cobra.  I can't keep up.  Here's a WWII period Fire Captain War Department Corps Of Engineers.  Looks well used.  

 

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And in related badge news it seems that now challenge coins are being made in badge bottle opener shapes:

 

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I’ve now seen such coins for Army CID, Marine CID, NCIS, and OSI. Haven’t seen CGIS yet, but I’m sure one is out there! 

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1 hour ago, Cobra 6 Actual said:

That is a WWII badge, jmd62. That depot opened in 1942 and at one point even had POWs working there.

 

Nice!

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This is interesting: the control number at the bottom of the badge almost appears to be for an MOS, yet “5811” is the main basic Marine military policeman MOS:

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Perhaps it’s not an MOS, but the last four of a service number or SSN.

 

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